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Wireless Emergency Alert System notifications appear on WEA capable cellphones.

Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergecy Alert today (Oct 3)

The WEA portion of the test commences at 8:18 a.m. HST and the EAS portion follows at 8:20 a.m. HST. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

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Wireless Emergency Alert System notifications appear on WEA capable cellphones.

Nationwide Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert test is postponed until October 3

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until October 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. […]

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As of today major cellphone carriers are required to allow unlocking of phones

As of Wednesday, February 11, 2015 cellphones that are no longer under contract with many major carriers can be unlocked to allow you to switch wireless networks according to the CTIA – The Wireless Association. Which network you choose to use your phone on may depend on the capabilities of your cellphone.

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KAHU 91.7 FM feels sting as tower comes down

MEDIA RELEASE KAHU 91.7 FM, the Shepherd, in Pahala, (Ka’u Community Radio Inc.) is in the process of dismantling its only tower site in Naalehu, in the southern region of Hawaii Island due to the station’s increasing operational expenses over the last year and lack of consistent public, local business and corporate funding. Christine Kaehuaea, […]

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Mayor Kenoi outlined the challenges of delivering reliable broadband wireless access in a 4,028-square-mile county characterized by rough terrain and small, rural communities with large distances between them.

Mayor Kenoi briefs FCC chairman Genachowski on the need for broadband access on the Big Island

Mayor Kenoi outlined the challenges of delivering reliable broadband wireless access in a 4,028-square-mile county characterized by rough terrain and small, rural communities with large distances between them.

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By Thursday, the days of tweaking the TV rabbit ears to better pick up that football game or the evening news will be history. Hawaii will be the first state in the country to switch entirely from analog to digital television at noon Thursday, Jan. 15.

Digital TV switch at noon on Thursday, Jan 15

By Thursday, the days of tweaking the TV rabbit ears to better pick up that football game or the evening news will be history. Hawaii will be the first state in the country to switch entirely from analog to digital television at noon Thursday, Jan. 15.

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